Tasman Red IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,163 Ratings
Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,163
Reviews:
376
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

American Red Ales remind me of experimental rock. I love the idea, will always have a weak spot in my heart for it, but at the end of the day I return to the standards. Likewise with beer, if it's popular, it probably isn't worth your time; but if it's too self-absorbed or naive it'll wear itself out soon.

This beer further endorses that opinion.

A - Great clarity and depth. Very red, notes of brown and amber playing against each other.

A - There's a lot of citrus... kinda like spiced oranges, grapefruit rind, candied ginger, some hay. Underneath it is an almost smokey roast note and some malt. The hops are like imitation Cascade.

T - Hops flavor is apparent, but subdued by a dense wall of malt. Some coffee, caramel and chewy pale malt. It's not simply sweet. That doesn't mean it's decadently complex, it simply means there's a lot going on so a dominating character can't assert itself. The bitter finish truncates the development of the malt flavors further. It does bill itself as an IPA, afterall.

M - Full, but finishing dry. The yeast adds no excitement, but presents the malts and hops well before finishing the taste conclusively.

O -There's a lot going on. As an IPA its outstripped by the more conventional offerings, which utilizes proven champions like Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, Magnum and Summit.

This beer's almost hyperactive. I'd normally only a review an IPA when had on draught, but I succumbed to the allure of Sam Adams in a Bomber. And figured, right or wrong, I ought to give the world my impressions of this beer before they make their purchase.

It's solid, you won't be disappointed, but it's nothing remarkable in bottle, at least.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,163 ratings.
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